jerkwater

Pronounced: JERK-wah-tuhr, adj

Notes: I recognized this word from westerns, but my understanding of the definition was a bit off


Yesterday’s word

The word smashmouth means “characterized by brute force without finesse”

Background / Comments

I’ve heard this word used to describe physical, hard-hitting football, and that was indeed how it started. It has since spread to other contact sports. It is sometimes used to describe politics (at least in the United States).

First usage

This word is relatively new; it showed up in the 1980s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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